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3 arrested for shaving teenage baul’s head in Bogura

Locals beat up a teenage boy and shaved their heads to make him sing "baul songs" and light candles in Bogura's Shibganj Upazila. Md Mehedi Hassan (16), from Jurimajhpara village filed a case at Shibganj Police Station yesterday night against five named people and two unidentified persons. Police arrested Md Mezbaul Islam (52) and Tarek Rahman (20) following the investigation. According to the case statement Mehedi sings baul song and, following tradition, he kept long hair and wore white. Locals insulted Baul Singers who were with Mehedi. Mehedi stated in the case statement that "When I protested these, they got mad and came to my home around 10:00 on September 10 and woken me up." Shafiul Islam Khakon, the accused, told his associates to "shave my head", he stated. They began to shave my hair with a trimmer. They beat me up when I screamed. He said that they fled as soon as they saw my neighbours arrive." He s